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Nitash Balsara

Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

IRG 1

Telephone: (510) 642-8973
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Email: nbalsara@cchem.berkeley.edu | Web site

Selected Publications:

  1. Nederberg, F., Lohmeijer, B. G. G., Pratt, R. C., Mason, A., Eade, G., Choi, J., Balsara, N. P., Waymouth, R. M., Hedrick, J. L.; " Multifunctional Initiators Provide Recognition Sites at the Block Junction of block Copolymers". PMSE Preprints, 95, 673-674, 2006.
  2. Lohmeijer, B. G. G., Pratt, R. C., Hermans, T. M., Dove, A. P., Mason, A. F., Choi, J., Waymouth R. M., Balsara, N. P., Hedrick, J. L.; "Diblock Copolymers Made to Order: Supramolecular Interactions at the Block Junction". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 47, 1, 509-510, 2006.
  3. Hwang, L.Y., Götz, H., Hawker, C.J., Frank, C.W.; “Glyco-acrylate Copolymers for Bilayer Tethering on Benzophenone-modified Substrates”. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 54, 127-135, 2007.

    Rocha-Mendoza, I., Yankelevich, D. R., Wang, M., Reiser, K. M., Frank, C. W., Knoesen A.; “Sum Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy the Molecular Origins of the Optical Second-Order Nonlinearity of Collagen”. Biophysical Journal, 93, 12, 4433-4444, 2007.

    Nederberg, F., Trang, V., Pratt, R.C., Mason, A.F., Frank, C.W., Waymouth, R.M., Hedrick, J.L.; “New Ground for Organic Catalysis: A Ring-Opening Polymerization Approach to Hydrogels”. Biomacromolecules, 8, 3294-3297, 2007.

    Choi, J., Lohmeijer, B.G.G., Pratt, R.C., Dubois, G., Hermans, T.M., Frommer, J.; Nederberg, F.; Kim, H.C.; Waymouth, R.M.; Hedrick, J.L. "Expanding the Scope of Nanostuctures Possible from Block Copolymers: Role of Selective Deposition Solvent". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 48, 884-885, 2007.

    Culkin, D. A., Jeong, W., Csihony, S., Gomez, E. D., Hedrick, J. L., Balsara, N. P., Waymouth, R. M.; “Zwitterionic Polymerization of Lactide to Cyclic Poly(lactide)s by using N-Heterocyclic Carbene Organocatalysts”. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 46, 2627-2630, 2007.

    Coulembier, O., Kiesewetter, M., Mason, A., Dubois, P., Hedrick, J. L., Waymouth, R. M.; “A Distinctive Organocatalytic Approach to Macromolecular Architectures”, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 46, 4719-4721, 2007.

    Jeong, W., Hedrick, J. L., Waymouth, R. M.; "Organic Spirocyclic Initiators for the Ring-Expansion Polymerization of -Lactones". J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 8414-8415, 2007.

    Coulembier, O., Delva, X., Hedrick, J.L., Waymouth, R. M., Dubois, P.; "Synthesis of Biomimetic Poly(hydroxybutyrate): Alkoxy- and Carboxytriazolines as Latent Ionic Initiator". Macromolecules, 40(24), 8560-856, 2007.

    Zhang, L., Nederberg, F., Messman, J.M., Pratt, R. C., Hedrick, J.L., Wade, C.G.; "Organocatalytic Stereoselective Ring-Opening Polymerization of Lactide with Dimeric Phosphazene Bases". J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 12610-12611, 2007

    Scholten, M D., Hedrick, J.L., Waymouth, R.M.; "Group Transfer Polymerization of Acrylates and Methacrylates Using N-Hetereocyclic Carbene Catalysts". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 48, 167-168, 2007.

    Jeong, W., Shin, E. J., Culkin, D. A., Hedrick, J.L., Waymouth, R.M.; "N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Mediated Zwitterionic Polymerization: An Expedient Organocatalytic Route to Cyclic Polyesters". PMSE Preprints, 97, 82-83, 2007

    Wang, W., Knoesen, A.; “Rotation and Scale Invariant Texture Features Based on Spectral Moment Invariants”. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 24, 9, 2550-2557, 2007.

    Wang, M., Reiser, K. M., Knoesen, A.; “Spectral Moment Invariant Analysis of Disorder in Polarization-Modulated Second Harmonic Generation Images Obtained from Collagen Assemblies”. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 24, 11, 3573-3586, 2007.

    Kim, S.H., Nederberg, F., Pratt, R.C., Choi, J., Zhang, L., Wade, C.G., Waymouth, R.M., Hedrick, J.L.; "Effect of Stereochemistry and Sterecomplexation of Polylactides on Organosilicate Nanostructure". PMSE Preprints, 97, 221-222, 2007.

    Nederberg, F., Lohmeijer, B.G.G., Leibfarth, F.; Pratt, R. C.; Choi, J.; Dove, A.P., Waymouth, R. M., Hedrick, J. L.; "Organocatalytic Ring Opening Polymerization of Trimethylene Carbonate" Biomacromolecules, 8, 153-160, 2007.

    Zhang, L., Nederberg, F., Pratt, R. C, Waymouth, R. M., Hedrick, J. L., Wade, C. G.; "Phosphazene Bases: A New Category of Organocatalysts for the Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters". Macromolecules, 40, 4154-4158, 2007.

    Kamber, N.E., Jeong, W., Waymouth, R.M., Pratt, R.C., Lohmeijer, B.G.G., Hedrick, J. L.; "Organocatalytic Ring-Opening Polymerization". Chem. Rev., 107, 5813-5840, 2007.

    Pratt, R.C., Nederberg, F., Lohmeijer, B.G.G., Waymouth, R.M., Hedrick, J.L.; "Fully Degradable Functionalized Polymers: A Versatile Approach Using Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Carbonates". PMSE Preprints, 96, 204-205, 2007.

     

    Leibfarth, F.A., Lohmeijer, B.G.G., Nederberg, F., Pratt, R.C., Logan, J.W.; Waymouth, R.M.; Hedrick, J.L.; "Organocatalytic Ring Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Monomers: Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 48, 984-985, 2007.

    Waymouth, R.M., Hedrick, J.L., Nederberg, F., Pratt, R.C., Lohmeijer, B.G.G., Culkin, D.A., Coulembier, O., Kamber, N E., Jeong, W., Kiesewetter, M.K., Shin, E.J.; "Polyesters from Renewable Resources: Organocatalytic Strategies for Controlled Polymerization Reactions". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 48, 812-813, 2007.

    Zhang, L., Nederberg, F., Pratt, R. C., Waymouth, R.M., Hedrick, J.L., Wade, C.G.; "Phosphazene Bases for the Organocatalytic Living Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 48, 875-876, 2007.

    Nederberg, F.; Pratt, R. C.; Mason, A. F.; Waymouth, R. M.; Hedrick, J. L. "An Organocatalytic Route to Functional and Biodegradable Hydrogels" Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry) 2007, 48, 907-908.

    Pratt, R.C., Nederberg, F., Waymouth, R.M., Hedrick, J.L.; "Functionalizing Polyesters and Polycarbonates: Covalent Tagging of Alcohols for Ring-Opening Polymerization". Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 48, 1005-1006, 2007.

  4. Gomez, E. D., Das, J., Chakraborty, A. K., Pople, J. A., Balsara, N. P.; "Effect of Cross-linking on the Thermodynamics of Lamellar Block Copolymers". Macromolecules, 39, 4848-4859, 2006.
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